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    Default What’s on your workbench for October?

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    Frigate wrecks.

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    Look forward to seeing them finished Jonas.
    Now Doncaster is over and I don't need all my Sloops any more, one of those is destined to become a wreck too.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Aircraft! Loads of aircraft. If I have time to paint them between regimental/SK stuff, and an event in Europe.
    No-one expects a ship full of dwarves.

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    Pictures please Gary.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Pictures please Gary.
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    Once Ive done the Orks I'll post them. But for now, here are the Imperium's aircraft.
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    No-one expects a ship full of dwarves.

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    Very fine they look too Gary. Nice detail.
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    I'm thinking of a "slapdash" paint job for the orks. Mainly with bits of red, yellow, and metallics showing through.
    No-one expects a ship full of dwarves.

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    Very atmospheric Jonas.
    I especially like the bare spars across the masts.
    How strong is the fixing there?
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    English knights, joined by Burgundian, Swiss, Irish, and Hebridean mercenaries to join up with a larger more or less Yorkist force. Also, a tree.

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    Rob, since they’re thin toothpicks they flex. Still I won’t test it.

    I did add some sails though.

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    Even better Jonas.

    I always worry about durability in my models as we take them to many shows, and young players are not always as careful in the handling as one would wish for.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I do too, but the wrecks are mostly just handled by me.

    If you want them to sit better you can always just tie the spars to the mast with some sewing thread and then superglue it. If they break the spar it's just more battle damage.

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    Looks good, but don't you have that sinking feeling?
    No-one expects a ship full of dwarves.

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    Trying a new way to correct the fore staysails using Milliput.

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    What was wrong with your fore staysails Jonas?
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    Ares decided that on wave 3 and 4 the wind should come from starboard at the stem and from larboard (port) at the stern. That combined with the masts getting the wind from aft makes me almost wish they had put the flag waving backwards.

    I don't know how they can have made such a stupid mistake as they did it right on the first two waves of ships.

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    Ah yes!
    So long ago I'd forgotten all about that, and having to swap to the correct Driver on several models.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I finally stripped my gunked up Langton pivot gun schooner of the glue and primer, and am starting over. Pics when I get some paint on it.

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    Looks as if that ship needs a complete refit to me Jason.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Looks as if that ship needs a complete refit to me Jason.
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    Sadly, the mold is pretty bad, likely because of the size, so there's not much I can do.

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    Excuse me Admiral, but we usually don’t call a brig a ship...

    This may seem like I get a lot done, but I don’t...
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    Ready for rigging.

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    I stand corrected Captain. A slip of the Bowline I'm afraid. I was under the impression that a Brig was a ship.
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    Awesome shipwreck, Jonas.

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    Nice schooner project, Jason!

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    Thank you, Sven.

    I’m working on several ships at once.

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    The ships that got the spankers from the merchants.

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    First one more or less finished.

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    Nice conversion Jonas.
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    Nice jobs here . Great finishes .

    Today I am doing some smoke markers , for 1€

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    Another splendid bit of innovation sir. Bravo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I stand corrected Captain. A slip of the Bowline I'm afraid. I was under the impression that a Brig was a ship.
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    You may remember this:

    "And pray, what in sea-language is meant by a ship?"
    "She must have three square rigged masts, sir", they told him kindly, "...and a bowsprit ...and the masts must be in three, lower, top and top-gallant, for we never call a polarka a ship."
    "Don't you though?" said Stephen.
    "Oh no sir!" they cried earnestly, "nor a cat, nor a xebec, for although you may think xebecs have a bowsprit, it is really only a sort of wooden boomkin."
    "I shall take particulate notice of that." said Stephen.

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    Great idea, Ferrante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    You may remember this:

    "And pray, what in sea-language is meant by a ship?"
    "She must have three square rigged masts, sir", they told him kindly, "...and a bowsprit ...and the masts must be in three, lower, top and top-gallant, for we never call a polarka a ship."
    "Don't you though?" said Stephen.
    "Oh no sir!" they cried earnestly, "nor a cat, nor a xebec, for although you may think xebecs have a bowsprit, it is really only a sort of wooden boomkin."
    "I shall take particulate notice of that." said Stephen.
    I do remember it Jonas, and read it not long ago either but several Naval story books on I don't remember which of our heroes it was? I will now have to look at my Kindle and see which one is Stephen.
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    It's in the Aubreyad. I recently heard it called that and think it's funny.

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    Of course! Stephen Maturin.

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    Today I am with some 2 mm and 3 mm Napoleonic miniatures .
    Some cannons based on Spaniard military uniforms

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    Now that is working on a small scale Ferrante. I think that would tax even my abilities with a paint brush hair.
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    Trying to do This coastal battery

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    Coming along nicely Ferrante.
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    Finished a frigate. I have loose flags that can be switched out so they’re not included in the picture.

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    Very fine she looks Jonas.
    Do you intend to give her Ratlines?
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    Thanks. I won’t. If there’d been ratlines from the Anchorage store I’d use them.

    I finished another frigate...

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    We need to try and get Keith to re order them then.
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    That would be great!

    A ship sloop or corvette finished too.
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    This is a great and cheap idea!!

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    A beautiful color scheme! Love every excuse to use red on the ships. Has she got a name yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I finished another frigate...
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    Now you have got me feeling bad about the three Sloops I still have on the stocks, two of which are for modifying.
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    I really like your job Texas
    It gives a lot of personality to the ships

    I finished my coastal battery from middle Xviii .it is not perfect but it works to me


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    That looks fine to me Farrante.
    It will serve you well in your games I'm sure.
    Well done that man.
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